Posted by Shannon B on January 21, 2004 at 22:05:43:
In Reply to: Re: Do any of the cloth diapering moms wear cloth mama pads? posted by KarenC on January 21, 2004 at 20:07:30:
I completely agree with Karen about the Keeper. You don't even notice it's in, and can leave it in much longer than a tampon. In fact, I have it in now (blush, sorry), and it's been in all day without being emptied, and I don't even notice it there.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING ABOUT THE KEEPER is that it makes menstruating so easy that you can almost forget you've got your period. Seriously. Virtually no leakage, no stings hanging out, and many other benefits. Thumbs up - I'm done forever with tampons!
: I use a combination of Luna-Pads (www.bareware.com and probably other places, but that's where I got mine) and the Keeper. The Keeper is great! It's a natural rubber cup that you insert just like a tampon and it catches menstrual fluid. I was really hesitant at first, scared it wouldn't work or wouldn't be comfortable.
: I finally took the pludge when I read about the unconditional money-back guarantee (I even emailed the online store I got it from to check that it really was unconditional). I LOVE IT!!! I wear it all day and never even know I'm having my period! I use the Luna-Pads as a backup (I occasionally have little drops that leak out, but that's not the product because I had the same issues with tampons, it's just my body I guess) and for very light days. I could wear the Keeper even for light days but I prefer using the pads then.
: Since my pads are never very soiled I just put them in a laundry bag (you know, the type with holes in them that you use to wash delicates in the washer) and wash them with my whites. I have no odors and *very* minimal staining (I recomend getting dark colored ones to hide stains, mine are red and purple and hardly show them at all).
: I love using this system and would never go back to disposable pads, EVER! I don't even know that I'm having my period that's how great this works! I haven't bought a disposable pad or tampon in almost two years and I even still have some leftovers sitting in my bathroom drawer! I really can't say enough about The Keeper and the cloth pads. I really don't feel that I'm making ANY kind of sacrifice for the environment's sake, in fact I feel this is actually easier than what I was doing before.